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Short Breaks Update ~ COVID-19

30 March 2020
Our drop in Service at Hackney Learning Trust is closed until further notice.
 
It’s business as usual and the Short Breaks Team will be working remotely and are available for queries Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm on the phone 020 8356 6796 and via email Short.Breaks@hackney.gov.uk
 
 
Please note you must not use your prepaid card money to buy toys, equipment or for food shopping. If you are having issues with any of these please contact the Team and we can try and assist you.
 
 
If you have a technical query about your prepaid card, please contact PFS customer services on 020 3633 1646.
 
The Short Breaks Allocation from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021
  • Full Short Breaks Offer  (No care package or a care package with personal care only)
  • 110 hours to use at your chosen Provider 
  • £880 on an IB prepaid card (Payment 1- £440 will be raised in April, Payment 2-£440 in October) 
  • If you have a DCS Care Package with Social activities:
  • 55 hours at your chosen Provider 
  • £440 on an IB prepaid card (Payment 1- £220 will be raised in April, Payment 2- £220 in October)
  • If you are turning 18 you will receive a pro rata amount. Please refer to your letter.
 
Please keep yourselves safe and well.